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MUSEVENI: Rwanda border closure will increase smuggling

  Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the recent closure of the border by Rwanda will not slow down regional trade but instead lead to a rise in smuggling. “It is a ‘hiccup’ that will not slow the region down. Even if border is closed, …

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Tilenga Project: Acholi, Bunyoro demand protection of cultural sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cultural institutions in Acholi and Bunyoro sub regions are calling for protection of their heritage inside Murchison Falls National Park as Uganda moves into the development of oil production facilities. The two kingdoms say that they possess valuable cultural sites and heritage materials inside the …

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Influx of commercial sex workers worries Bunyoro Bishop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The influx of commercial sex workers in the Albertine graben has drawn the attention of Rt. Rev, Samuel Kahuma, the Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara diocese. Bishop Kahuma has in a statement denounced the many commercial sex workers he says have invaded the oil rich Hoima …

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Speaker Kadaga assures Bunyoro on land

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured the people of Kibaale district that government is going to buy off  land fromabsentee landlords to give it back to the people of Bunyoro. “Am aware of the pain the people of Bunyoro are going through over land, so we are going to work fast and see that the land fund comes into place so that the people are saved from the issue of absentee land Lords,” she said at a thanksgiving ceremony for Kibaale district Woman MP Noeline Basemera. Kadaga revealed that many of the land owners do not stay in Bunyoro and have never even reached there yet they possess titles, making people of Bunyoro squatters on their land. “We have had discussions with the Minister of Finance to see how we can get the land fund and we buy off the land so that the people of Bunyoro can rest and also get security of tenure,” she said. Kadaga also advised the people to be entrepreneurs since government had approved the construction of the road going to Kibaale. “Government has approved your road, so please have something you can be able to sell instead of counting the number of cars that have passed,” she said. She added that people should also embrace government programs to enhance themselves from poverty. “There are various government programs that you can embrace, programs like operation wealth creation, youth empowerment that can help you make money so that you become well off,” she said. She further request the Minister of finance Matia Kasaija to create a tree fund to increase the trees grown in Uganda. “Every where I go I find sacks of charcoal by the road sides which means there many trees that are being cut. Therefore we need the tree fund to save our environment by growing more trees,” said Kadaga **** editor@independent.co.ug Share on: WhatsApp

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COMMENT: Sugar imports not solution

COMMENT: By Michael Mugabira Problem is the group advocating protectionist zoning in production but free market pricing Currently, the local media is awash with stories depicting a sugar crisis in this country. Possible solutions being fronted by Ministry of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives (MTIC) in the forth-coming meeting is possibly …

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Bunyoro Kitara diocese gets new bishop

Rev Canon Samuel Kahuma, 57, has been consecrated as the new Anglican Bishop of Bunyoro Kitara diocese in Hoima. Kahuma was presented before Archbishop Stanley Ntagali formally for a few queries to determine whether he was qualified for admission into the church administration. “I am determined by God’s grace. I …

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